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Professor P.S. Grant

New Head of Department

Materials welcomes Professor Patrick Grant FREng as the new Head of Department from 1st October 2015, taking over from Professor Chris Grovenor who has stepped down after 10 years of exemplary service.  The Department wishes them both every success in their new roles.

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Chair of the Young Academy of Europe

Congratulations to Professor Nicole Grobert who has been elected Chair of the Young Academy of Europe . The YAE is an international, non-governmental association of individual scientists and scholars who are experts and leaders in their respective fields, as recognized by their peers. 

Dr Pasta and Dr Speller
Two new staff appointments

The department is delighted to announce two new appointments to our academic staff.  Mauro Pasta has joined us from Stanford University as Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in St Edmund Hall. His main research area is in electrochemical energy storage.  Susannah Speller has been appointed to a Research Lecturership, and her research area is in superconducting materials.

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Partial Dislocations in Graphene and Their Atomic Level Migration Dynamics
Nano Lett., 2015, 15 (9), pp 5950–5955

Integrated all-photonic non-volatile multi-level memory
Nature Photonics (2015) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2015.182

Micro to Macro: Predicting bulk properties from micromechanical test data
Acta Materialia (2015) vol. 96, 249-257

Tuning the deposition of molecular graphene nanoribbons by surface functionalization
Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 12807 DOI:10.1039/c4nr07378a

Rapid epitaxy-free graphene synthesis on silicidated polycrystalline platinum

Nature Communications 6, Article : 7536

3D Mapping of Stresses near Blocked Slip Bands
Acta Materialia (2015) vol. 96, 229-236